It's official! Governor Peter Shumlin proclaimed the first Water Quality Day as an annual day of acknowledgment in 2014; Governor Phil Scott continued the tradition. In 2018, GMWEA is pleased to present Water Quality Day in conjunction with Clean Water Week, July 29 - August 4, observed by the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation.
To raise public awareness of working water, GMWEA coordinates a number of events and activities on Water Quality Day:
Water Quality Day gives credit where credit is due! In May, 2017, nine facilities statewide hosted public tours. Tours were attended by school children and their teachers, legislators, municipal staff, and the general public. In 2018, GMWEA is combining forces with the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and will be presenting Water Quality Day at 10 facilities on August 2 and 3, 2018, as part of the Vt. DEC's Clean Water Week activities. For more information, visit http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/cwi/clean-water-week
Interested in visiting a water, wastewater, or stormwater facility? Contact Daniel Hecht, GMWEA's executive director, to help locate your nearest facility: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Quality Day
GMWEA initiated Water Quality Day in 2014 to remind Vermont citizens and policymakers of the crucial role water, wastewater, and stormwater management plays in their way of life -- and to honor the boots-on-the-ground professionals who make the miracle happen 24/7/365.
In 2018, look for this sign -- it signals a facility that's hosting a free open house or tours on Water Quality Day:
When I turn on the tap, where does it come from? Where does it go when I flush? Good questions!
89 Main St., Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602
WATER QUALITY DAY
Facility Tour & Open House Schedule
August 2 & 3, 2018
Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater plants are our most important safeguards for the public health and the natural environment. Yet few people know much about the technology, science, and professional expertise that go into keeping water clean.
Water Quality Day facility tours are fun and eye-opening, and snacks and souvenirs are offered at all locations! For 2018, GMWEA is coordinating public access tours in 10 facilities:
Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3